Brendan Lemieux and Tony DeAngelo are part of the informal skates

Unsigned RFAs Tony DeAngelo and Brendan Lemieux are taking part in the Rangers informal skates prior to training camp. (Larry Brooks) Training camp begins later this week. Larry Brooks tweets that talks with both players are continuing but “no progress at this point.” He notes that Lemieux has been working with Rangers strength consultant Ben Prentiss this summer while DeAngelo joined the informal skates yesterday. (Brooks) It’s long been believed…

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Rangers announce additions to hockey ops department

8/22/19 | 5:12PM: John Davidson said on Sirius Radio on 8/20, “we have three strong development coaches in Ruutu, Ortmeyer and Glass. Having these guys working with these young players in Canada, Europe, USA, wherever, lets make sure they are on the right path to become the best hockey players they can become. We’ve revamped Hartford and we know our job is to develop these players properly. We have a…

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The Rangers don’t feel they need to make any other cap related moves

In an interview with LoHud and USA Today, Rangers GM Jeff Gorton said that he did not anticipate needing to make another move in order to get Brendan Lemieux and Tony DeAngelo signed. DeAngelo and Lemieux are both RFAs but did not have arbitration rights. Gorton said that there is nothing stopping the Rangers from signing either player and that they are trying to make deals that work “right now,…

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Where The Hockey News has the Rangers finishing this season

The Hockey News 2019-20 Yearbook has the Rangers finishing sixth in the Metro Division (behind Washington, Carolina, Philly, Islanders and Pitt but ahead of the Devils and Blue Jackets) and missing the playoffs. Based upon their projections for Henrik Lundqvist (23-21-7) and Alex Georgiev (16-13-5) they have the Rangers finishing with 90 points this season. The depth chart for the Rangers they have listed is: LW Center RW Defense 1…

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The Rangers expect Chris Kreider to be at training camp

Rangers President John Davidson and GM Jeff Gorton both said that they expect Chris Kreider to be with the Rangers when training camp starts next month. (NHL.com) Davidson said that things can change but that Kreider is a “valued member” of the Rangers and Gorton said that the hope is that Kreider will help the Rangers win games this season. (NHL.com) Gorton said that Kreider’s experience and ability to produce…

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What is next for the Rangers after buying out Shattenkirk

Following the Rangers buyout of Kevin Shattenkirk, the Rangers have $1.9 million in cap space with a 21 player roster that includes Brendan Smith and still has to sign Tony DeAngelo and Brendan Lemieux. If both DeAngelo and Lemieux sign for their qualifying offers of $874,125 the Rangers would have a 23 player roster that has $161,951 in cap space. Putting Smith in Hartford would give the Rangers a total…

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